Monday, November 12, 2018

Djibouti restructuring programme targets city slums

The World Bank has approved a $20m package to support Djibouti in eliminating slums and improving living conditions for people in urban areas of the East African country. The money will be given through credit and grants to improve access to urban and social services for more than 120,000 "city dwellers", the bank said in a statement. Djibouti's minister of housing, Amina Abdi, said: “The government of Djibouti has the ambition to eliminate slums in its territory and provide good living conditions to all its citizens. “This operation is an important milestone of that transformational agenda and constitutes the first financing of a large restructuring programme.” The money will also help create schools and better job opportunities for people living in slums, along... Read More